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Children’s Minnesota brings vaccines, mental health consults, book giveaways and fun to North Minneapolis block party

Join Children’s Minnesota for the first annual Live Your Healthy Lyfe community block party on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022! Live Your Healthy Lyfe is the first-ever health and wellness block party in North Minneapolis designed to empower the community to build trusting relationships with health and wellness experts, and provide an easier way to make healthy decisions. Children’s Minnesota is a sponsor and participant in this event by the Northside community for the Northside community!

Too important to ignore

If you’re not convinced yet that there’s a mental health crisis in Minnesota, maybe this statistic will persuade you: In 2021, Children’s Minnesota saw a 30% increase in the number of kids coming to our emergency departments with mental health concerns. Let that sink in for a moment. And then there’s this: In 2021, for the first time, suicidal ideation was one of the top 5 diagnoses at Children’s Minnesota. The numbers are even tougher for certain groups of kids.

James Burroughs named among 2022 most influential Black executives by Savoy Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, was selected among Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.

Joining the MSPBJ Forum: DEI Update

James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, will talk about best practices and share what he’s learned during a panel discussion at an upcoming “DEI Update” forum sponsored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Beyond Juneteenth

This blog is about concrete action. What you can do — beyond celebrating and learning about Juneteenth — to bring us closer to equity.

We can’t turn back time on LGBTQ+ rights

LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June is a time to celebrate the impact of our LGBTQ+ community and the diversity of our sexual and gender identities. Take a look with me at a brief history of the progress we’ve made, to remind us what we have fought so hard to achieve and how important it is not to turn back time on LGBTQ rights.

James Burroughs among 2022 Twin Cities Business Notable DEI Executives

James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, has been named a 2022 Notable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Executive by Twin Cities Business.

Celebrating 10 years of Project SEARCH

In 2022, Children’s Minnesota is celebrating the 10th anniversary of our partnership with Project SEARCH. As one of the first two Project SEARCH programs in Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota is making history.

The need for Black and brown role models in STEM for kids

I recently joined the “Let’s talk STEM” podcast with Dr. Calvin Mackie. Dr. Mackie is the founder of STEM Global Action (SGA), former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor and New Orleans native. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

Serving on the GroundBreak Coalition

James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, will serve on the GroundBreak Coalition.